Today was a short day (miles) running into Naples FL but I got some press to follow my journey, the news paper and TV station down here met up with me and got se actions shots of me. Today was really windy but it made up for it with the cool temperatures! I had to make a pit stop at the Lowes to do some customizing my stroller by fixing my handle bars on it so they finally stay in one place without moving around on me. I just wanted to do a huge thank you to Jim Gomory for letting me crash at his place tonight with a warm shower and some pasta to fill me up! Ready for a big day tomorrow heading up to Fort Myers
After fixing the stroller I got back to running, about 5 miles later I’m running down the road with my headphones in jamming out and I’m thinking “I don’t remember sirens during this part of the song” and I look behind me and of course there a state trooper pulling me over…. Probably for speeding. He gets out of his patrol car and walks up to me and asks “Is there a baby I’m that thang?” And I explained to him what I was doing and went on my jolly way. After a few more hours of running I ran up to a KOA and that’s where I decided rest for the night finishing my day at 34 miles
Well I had a pretty crazy morning from starting late to being pulled over and even breaking the front bolt to the stroller. Yogi and I got up and going around 9 this morning and I was still a little stuff from the past few days, I’m still trying to find my rhythm. After about 20 miles I had to make and emergency pit stop and pulled off the road into a little turn off and I let go of the stroller, dropping the weight on the front wheel and breaking the connecting rod. So after I took care of the serious matter I finally hitched a ride into a gas starting where we jerryrigged a new one to support the wheel. I can’t believe how many gators are out here and I mean GATORS! Molly told me I was in the blogging page called reddit it and it was cool to see how many people liked it and it was really funny seeing that someone I met on the Appalachian Trail posted about me!! Well I’m shooting for a good day around 30 or so, so I’ll get back to it and y’all keep reading it!
After all the rain yesterday I finally got a little sunshine, or should say a lot! Right after I started a pulled off the side the road and out jumps my friend back in high school, Sarah and down the area with her parents heading to Naples, small Rolf after all! After noon it reached 92 and with the sun hitting my back for around 16 miles I finally ran up to some type of restaurant, a little gator food truck and my oh my was that $7 taco pretty damn good. I got back on ye road and saw this dead alligator laying on the road, like come on how hard is it to slow down or swerve just a little but nope he got him good, after another 3 and half hours or so of running I made it to the first campground I saw and pulled in finishing my day with 27 miles. I ended up taking a shower in my running shorts by the spicket and set up camp by the lake. I gotta keep drinking them fluids, I can feel myself drying up. Well I’ll see y’all! Peace
Ever since I woke up this morning it’s been been raining and convincing me to pack up and start running isn’t gonna be so easy, after getting up and running for a bit I decided to take some shelter at an Exxon a few miles from campground. There I got my favorite meal (bacon, egg, and cheese) and I was able to get back at it again b/c the rain died down. The rain out here is really cool, the temperature is around 78 or so and with the humidity I don’t get cold from the rain getting my clothes wet. My legs are hella sore from yesterday and it’s difficult zoning in and I can’t seem to be able to daze off like I usually do, I’m right at about 18 miles for the day and the road isn’t really helping. Gotta gt back to it
Crazy good start for the day waking up at 6 making it the 10 miles to the tamiami trail and got to see my first glimps at a gator and a crane with a snake in his mouth. Pushing in for another 20 miles or so
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to starting this new trip, everything has moved so fast the past few weeks and I’m finally on the road, it’s such a crazy/surreal feeling but I’m ready for the long days and big miles. I can’t stop thanking Detail King for everything they’ve done to make this trip happen and I’m so excited to see what’s to come! I started this morning on the sandy beaches of Fort Largo after an amazing breakfast at the Ritz Hotel. It was around 12:30pm and 85 but it was the humidity that kills ya, I got the first 15 miles done no problemo but right when I hit 20 I could feel my calves start to tighten up on me and at 25 miles I was just about done running for the evening and my legs were tight as all hell, stretching only does so much till everything starts to build up in your legs again. All said and done I finished the day happily with 28 miles at a campground just in time for the sun to go down! Getting some sleep after cooking up some pasta the hitting it bright and early